About The Artist
Art has always been my passion since a child growing up. But growing up in a military family, I was denied that right of passage. The relevance of Art and it’s importance was not held in high esteem. It wasn’t until I left home was I free to entertain my passion for Art. I got a late start on a number of things but those passions survived and grew.
In 1985 I got involved in the natural foliage business. I started out as a picker, picking Wild Baby’s Breath. By and by, determined to be the buyer and producer and not the picker, I found a company in Montgomery, Alabama to buy my Baby’s Breath. The rest is history.
I learned the Art of preserving natural foliage and became a significant player in the industry with my company, COLOMBIA LACE, Inc. In many ways I liken it to the Gold Rush in California for every body was rushing for Gold Nugget Gyp and I produced it. It was in that business that I learned the Art of creating wreaths. I am still in the business. I create specialty wreaths for the retail market with my business Wreath Palace.